How to vote

Submit your vote online according to the guidelines sent by email.

An email from the University electoral company (BigPulse) is sent at the beginning of the voting period to all eligible voters. Eligible staff and students vote via a unique link to individual ballot papers online provided in this email. Eligible voters can access ballot papers at any time throughout the voting period.

Votes are de-identified so it is not possible for any person to determine how a particular elector voted.

Vote counting starts when the election period closes. Election results are determined using plurality voting known as “first past the post”.

Close of voting

The Returning Officer determines the results of the poll and notifies candidates via their Swinburne email accounts within two business days after the close of the voting period.

Elected candidates and the distribution of votes are published on the notice of elections page.